Thursday, May 19, 2011

Block One ~ Completed...

I just got my first block completely finished for this quilt. The pattern calls for 12 of these double star blocks and 4 of the small center stars for the corners and a few borders. Anyway....I wanted to get one of them done to see how they were going to look. This afternoon I hope to have a few more pieced. I have all of the larger flying geese finished that goes in these blocks I just need to do the corner half squares in the corners and piece the blocks. Anyway, I like how they look even if my points are NOT perfect! Late last night Hunter came up to Richard and told him that he was in "desperate need" for some money! Now he is only 8 so I'm not sure why he is in "desperate need" for it. The best thing was he didn't at all ASK if he could have some money he asked Richard if he had any work for him to do so he could earn some money! So proud of that! Richard has been running fence for a couple of weeks. Working with barbed wire is hard work because it is sharp and you have to stretch it so tight but it needs to be done anyway. Richard told him that the only thing that he had going on right now was the fencing so Hunter asked if he could go to work for him. The last day of school was yesterday and he had planned on sleeping in very late today but instead he got up at 6am to go to work! LOL! I promise Richard will not work him hard but I think it teaches them to work for their money and that everything can't be handed to them. So here he is after a big breakfast this morning ready to go to work! *Note his hammer and nail belt! LOL! He is so cute! I packed them a big lunch to eat because they will not come back up to the house to eat they will just take a lunch break down by the fence. Gee....I wonder if Hunter will be so willing to go back to work tomorrow! LOL! Oh and another funny about it...Hunter also has some army men packed in his pockets to play with! Hehehehe!


This morning I ran on to a box that I had put away sometime ago. See...when I was pregnant with Hunter I was having some trouble with the pregnancy and I ended up having 4 ultrasounds. Now at that time this new 3D and 4D ultrasounds were not available at my doctor's office so I just had the old-fashioned ones. Each time he told me that Hunter was a GIRL!!! Yep! I had tons of pink and purple and bunches of dresses. Imagine our surprise when he came out a BOY! Mom and my sister had to run out and exchange some things for me until I was able to return everything else a few days later. Anyway.....I decided that I was going to make HER a yo-yo coverlet thing for the crib. I found the prettiest ginghams to use. At one point I was on bed rest for a while so I cut out all of the little circles for it. Then others things happened and I didn't get them done. My SIL was here and saw the circles and asked if I minded if she finished it for the baby. Here is the finished yo-yo coverlet...My grandmother made this little quilt for the baby too. All hand stitched and quilted. It is hard to see in this photo but it is set up in pink gingham. So I had put them away and maybe someday (a long time from now!) Hunter will get married and maybe he and his wife will have a baby girl and I will give them to her.


Yesterday I got my 3 and final coat of stain on my stairs. I'm sure you all are getting tired of seeing them. Now I will let them dry real good. I'm hoping they will be completely dry by Friday so that I can start with the polyurethane. I dread that part but I am wanting to put at least 2 coats of polyurethane on them and call them DONE! Then we will work on all the railing and trim for them later. At this point, I just need to get upstairs!!! Some good news! My momma is on her way home from St Louis today! I've really missed her this time. I had her home for 5 months due to her surgery so it was hard to see her have to go back to work. I may be 39 years old but I still need my "mommy time" Hunter has missed her too. He told her on the phone yesterday that he planned on them staying in the pool the whole time that she was home! :)
Kristie

6 comments:

Yvette said...

Oooh, stairs are looking great!

I think it is great that you have the kids work for their money. There are so many spoiled kids anymore that I don't know how they will succeed in life when mommy and daddy aren't around to give them everything.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love those stairs, and one day there will be alittle girl, and it will be extra special for her to have the quilts and hear the story, Tracey

Me and My Stitches said...

Love the story about Hunter - that is so cute. I can't wait to hear how his day goes! Also a wonderful story of the quilts - what a shock to need blue, instead of pink. Your stairs are looking so great, you have to be very proud of them.

Guðrún said...

I love the picture of Hunter going to work :) What will the trim on the stair look like?

Libby said...

Look at htat little sweetie headed off to work!
Love the story about your baby "girl" My nephew had a baby blanket made in case he was a baby girl....well, he wasnt but his baby girl (due in June) is getting his baby girl blanket.

Vesuviusmama said...

As you can tell, I'm catching up on old blog posts that I've missed. Maybe it is an 8 yr old thing, but my son has been wanting to earn money lately, too. So, we started purging stuff from the house and held a yard sale ( at someone else's house since we don't live somewhere that anyone except our 2 neighbors would drive by) and we split the proceeds. He was quite the little salesman. Of course, he spent his money right away, but that's OK because he earned it fair and square.